Based on the real estate contract in Wisconsin a “Seller shall permit Buyer and Buyer’s agents access to the Property at reasonable times. The buyer may have the Property inspected by inspectors selected by the Buyer as permitted by law. Seller at Seller’s expense shall turn on existing utilities for inspections”.
It is also important to note that real estate agents are required to inspect the property but do not have the education nor certification to conduct a thorough inspection. "A licensee (i.e realtor) is not required to complete a reasonably competent and diligent inspection."
Having the property ready for an inspection can prevent unnecessary delays. For liability reasons, inspectors do not move personal property. Most inspectors will charge an additional fee if they return to the property to inspect items that were not accessible or if the utilities were off.
The buyer/seller should confirm that:
1. All utilities (electric, water, gas) are on
2. All pilot lights are lit
3. All locks are removed or unlocked from areas that may prohibit inspector accessibility such as attics, doors, etc.
4. Attic access is clear
5. Crawl space (if provided) access is clear
6. Electrical panels are accessible
7. Water heater is accessible
8. Furnace is accessible
9. Cooling system is accessible
10. Built-in kitchen appliances are accessible and ready to operate
11. Pets are secure
ABOUT 1st Choice Home Inspection:
1st Choice Inspection: The Best Inspection Company in Waukesha, WI
When you're buying or selling a home, condo or commercial building it's important to have a thorough inspection done by a qualified professional. That's where 1st Choice Inspection comes in. We're the best home inspection company in Waukesha, WI, and I am here to help you make the best decision on purchase or sale.
Here are just a few reasons why 1st Choice Inspection is the best:
The owner, Michael Schwitzer, is certified and experienced. Certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and a Certified Master Inspector® with 28+ years of experience inspecting homes, condo’s and commercial buildings in Waukesha and the surrounding area.
1st Choice Inspection is thorough. Our inspections are comprehensive, and I look at every aspect of your home, condo or commercial building from the roof to the foundation in Waukesha & surrounding communities.
A home and condo inspection includes an examination of the following:
- Exterior walls
- Windows and doors
- Electrical system
- HVAC system
- Interior walls
Commercial Inspections focus on the mechanical items within the building and also specific items at the request of the customer.
As the owner, Michael’s approach to business is based on customer satisfaction, As the ONLY professional and knowledgeable inspector who is also LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT in the state. I will educate you on your new purchase and make sure you understand not only the inspection process but ways to improve it. I am happy to answer any questions you have.
We offer competitive rates and are on point. If you are looking for a cheap inspector, you will need to go elsewhere. The cheapest is never the best!
Why Hire an Inspector?
There are many reasons to hire a home inspector when you are buying or selling a home. An inspection can help you:
- Identify potential defects or problems with the home, condo or commercial building
- Make an informed decision whether or not to buy the home, condo or commercial building
- Negotiate a lower purchase price if there are defects
- Avoid costly repairs after you move in
What to Expect During a Home or Condo Inspection:
A home or condo inspection typically takes between 3 to 4 hours to complete. I will provide you with a written report that details my findings within 24 hours and usually the same day. The report will include a description of any defects or issues that should be addressed.
A commercial inspection typically takes longer and may require additional members of the team with specific specialties.
If you're looking for the best inspection company in Waukesha WI, look no further than 1st Choice Inspection. We will help you make the best decision for your home, condo or commercial building purchase or sale.
For more information about 1st Choice Home Inspection and their inspection services, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (414) 803-9678 to schedule an appointment.